Judge Tanya O. O’Brien


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on April 9, 2018. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
B.A., Hamline University 

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
  • Assistant Scott County Attorney
  • Judicial law clerk, the Honorable Lynn C. Olson and the Honorable Ellen L. Maas, Minnesota Tenth Judicial District. 

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Secretary, Prior Lake Athletics for Youth Board
  • Volunteer, Saint George Eastern Orthodox Church, FOCUS Minnesota, La Ola Del Lago, and St. Thomas Academy